Not All Road Traffic Accidents Affect Drivers Pedestrians Get Hurt Too

Date Added 04.12.15

Winter weather conditions bring with them more hazards for pedestrians. A greater number of us are out walking in the dark, low winter sun blinding drivers and icy weather conditions affecting both pedestrians and drivers.

There are many ways pedestrian accidents can happen and these seem to increase during these cold winter months. Often, this is because drivers or cyclists are not paying attention or are going too fast for the weather conditions.  Whatever the cause, such injuries can be serious and life-changing.

Stephanie Jervis, Personal Injury Lawyer at Tollers adds “Please take extra precautions on the roads this winter; wear visible clothing, always ensure drivers have stopped before stepping out on to pedestrian crossings and respect the weather conditions by allowing a safe distance before crossing the road. Equally drivers please give yourself that extra bit of time to get somewhere, so you’re not rushing in icy conditions. Don’t gamble with your safety this winter!”

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run incident, you may be able to claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB), even if you didn’t note the registration number of the offending vehicle. Provided you reported the incident to the police within 14 days for personal injuries. We can also help you if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver.

Example Injuries and Compensation

Pelvis & Hips

Minor – up to £3k

Moderate – £10k – £31,500

Severe – £31,500 – £105,500

Leg Injuries

Minor – £5k – £15k

Moderate – £15k – £31,500

Severe – £78k – £227,500

Head Injuries

Minor – £1,700 – £10k

Moderate – £34,500 – £175k

Severe – £177k – £325k

Claims for pedestrian road accidents can be complex, and there are tight time constraints, we recommend talking to our specialists to make sure you get the best possible result.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury please call our experienced personal injury lawyers for free, ‘No Win No Fee’ advice on 0333 414 9123.

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